Why you should go to the 2023 Tour de France Grand depart in the Basque Country

Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2019 One of cycling's true heartlands, the Basque Country looks set to host the start of cycling's biggest race Aupa! Rumour has it that the Basque country, one of the world’s most devout cycling regions, is in with a chance of hosting the Tour de France Grand Depart. According to former professional cyclist and Basqueman Joseba Beloki, an agreement has been reached between ASO, the Tour’s organising company, and the city of Bilbao to host the opening stages of the race in 2023. Details on where the stage will go and whether there will be more than just the single stage are still unknown, but chances are the first few stages will snake around the region before returning to France. After recent Grand Departs in Yorkshire and Belgium, cycling’s biggest race has been no stranger to visiting areas in Europe that are totally dedicated to the ...

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